The Tucson Museum of Art board of trustees has announced the appointment of Jeremy M. Mikolajczak as chief executive officer, filling the position left vacant after the retirement of Dr. Robert Knight.Mikolajczak has served as executive director and chief curator of Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design, which he founded, for the past four years. He also headed the college’s six campus galleries and international sculpture park. During his tenure, the museum drew 75,000 visitors annually.In a statement, board president Michael Hanson said:
“We are excited to welcome Jeremy. He has an impressive record of success in museum administration and has a strong interest in showcasing the Museum’s collection. His reputation for balancing the community’s interests with showing established and emerging artists will build upon TMA’s artistic vision. He has led successful exhibition collaborations and is a champion of art education programming.”
Previously, Mikolajczak served as director and chief curator at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design. Mikolajczak has curated more than 30 exhibitions, including a show of paintings by choreographer Shen Wei, a retrospective of fashion designer couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo, and a 50-year retrospective of painter Arnold Mesches. He holds an M.F.A. degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville.